[R-pkg-devel] CRAN submission: Packages accepted if they run on two major R platforms

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Fri Feb 16 21:34:53 CET 2018


On 16 February 2018 at 17:59, Carmen M. Livi wrote:
| I am new here and have a question regarding package submissions:
| "CRAN Repository Policy" states that "packages will not be accepted that 
| do not run on at least two major R platforms".
| My package runs on MAC and Linux. So I assume that I can submit my 
| package without configuring it for Windows.
| - Can I therefore ignore the "R CMD check" results from winbuilder after 
| submitting the package?
| - Or is there a way to force the submission just on MAC and Linux machines?

There is, via OS_type. Again, see "Writing R Extensions". But methinks that
you could (and should) fix your package to build in Windows if there is no
structural reason for it not to build.


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